Graduate Communications Center | Duke University Pratt School of Engineering

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Graduate Communications Center

Deliver your message with confidence

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The Duke Engineering Graduate Communications Center (GCC) is a comprehensive communications and intercultural resource and support center for all engineering graduate students.

The center offers individual and small-group coaching by appointment. We also organize workshops and semester-long courses.

We are located in the Vesic Student Learning Center on the second floor of the Nello L. Teer Building.


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Develop Your Communication Skills

Academic Writing

  • Receive constructive feedback
  • Attend writing workshops
  • Take writing skills courses

Conversation & Small Talk

  • Practice one-on-one or in a group
  • Attend intensive workshops
  • Learn more about intercultural interaction

Presentations & Degree Defense

  • Learn to reduce public speaking anxiety
  • Use PowerPoint, Keynote and Prezi
  • Practice and receive feedback

Meet Our Team

Bridget FletcherBridget Fletcher

Minerva Matos-GarnerMinerva Matos-Garner
Communications Consultant

Susan MathiasSusan Mathias
Communications Consultant

Marcie PachinoMarcie Pachino
Communications Consultant

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Work with a Consultant

Services include:

  • One-on-one coaching
  • Group Coaching
  • Instructor meetings
  • Workshops

Make an Appointment

Attend a Workshop

Fall 2018 workshops include:

  • Introduce Yourself Naturally
  • Managing Presentation Anxiety
  • Crafting Professional Emails
  • 10 Tips to Instantly Improve Your Writing

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Graduate Communications Center | Duke University Pratt School of Engineering